Principal Process Engineer

Date: Mar 30, 2024

Location: Irvine, CA, US

Company: Skyworks


If you are looking for a challenging and exciting career in the world of technology, then look no further. Skyworks is an innovator of high-performance analog semiconductors whose solutions are powering the wireless networking revolution. Through our broad technology expertise and one of the most extensive product portfolios in the industry, we are Connecting Everyone and Everything, All the Time.


At Skyworks, you will find a fast-paced environment with a strong focus on global collaboration, minimal layers of management, and the freedom to make meaningful contributions in a setting that encourages creative thinking. We value open communication, mutual trust, and respect. We are excited about the opportunity to work with you and glad you want to be part of a team of talented individuals who together are changing the way the world communicates.

Requisition ID: 72096 

Job Description


AOI/Defectivity Principal Engineer


Skyworks is seeking a highly skilled and detail-oriented Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) / Defectivity Engineer with experience to develop, implement, maintain and improve AOI and Visual Inspection processes to ensure quality and reliability of SAW Filters during Technology Development and New Product Introduction phase. You will work with a multicultural and cross-functional team through the technology development and new process introduction, like Process, Product, Yield, Quality Engineer and Equipment Vendors.

The AOI/Defectivity Engineer will be part of the SAW Technology Integration Team and drive the AOI process/equipment development.  You will have frequent interaction with counterparts in Japan and Singapore.


The job will involve the following functions:
•    Define and implement AOI process for SAW Wafer Substrate and in-line process defectivity assessment/detection.
•    Work cross-functionally to understand the process specificities, product requirement to define inspection criteria.
•    Develop and optimize AOI algorithms to detect defects, faults, patterns.
•    Define methodologies to configure and calibrate AOI equipment (MSA, Equipment Matching).
•    Analyze inspection data, configure reports/dashboard and provide feedback to process engineer.  
•    Benchmark/evaluate new AOI equipment / solutions and stay updated on industry innovations.
•    Define, maintain and audit AOI processes (recipe settings, configurations); train and support production staff accordingly.

Education, Experience, and Skills
•    Master’s Degree in Electrical engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or related field.
•    Minimum of 10 years of experience in AOI systems for Semiconductor industry.
•    Knowledge in image processing techniques and algorithms (including SPR, ADC).
•    Knowledge in statistical analysis, process control and related tools.
•    Knowledge in machine learning, AI in optical inspection is a plus.  
•    Additional Experience in SAW/BAW AOI is a plus.
•    Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, both technical and interpersonal.
•    Pragmatic and flexible attitude with a results- and data-driven can-do mentality.
•    Works autonomously, well-organized, with a good attention to detail, while setting high standards in all aspects of the work. 
•    Excellent communication skills, professional level of written and verbal communication in English.




The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is currently USD $124,400$235,700 per year. Starting base pay will depend on relevant experience and skills, training and education, business needs, market demands, the ultimate job duties and requirements, and work location. Skyworks has different base pay ranges for different work locations in the U.S. Benefits include access to healthcare benefits (including a premium-free medical plan option), a 401(k) plan and company match, an employee stock purchase plan, paid time off (including vacation, sick/wellness, parental leave), among others. Employees are eligible to participate in an incentive plan, and certain roles are also eligible for additional awards, including recognition and stock. These incentives and awards are based on individual and/or company performance. 


Skyworks is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Skyworks strives to create an accessible workplace; if you need an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at

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Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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